This DIY Triangle Quilt is one of the very first things I made for Jamie! Don’t mind my half started nursery! I am right in the middle of planning, pinning, and DIYing the decor for Jamie’s room. It’s going to be amazing so yes, I will do a nursery reveal when it is all done! (Easy DIY polka dot wall decal coming soon!) Scroll down for Tutorial and Tips for Beginners!
Anyway I love the colors and fabrics I chose for this DIY, which is actually a DIY I found on See Kate Sew. She provides her free printable pattern and easy to follow instructions for this awesome quilt.
I had never made a quilt before, and I seriously underestimated the work and frustration that comes with it! My aunts who quilt soon informed me that I had picked a hard quilt because of the triangles, lucky me. At least I wasn’t doing a king sized quilt right?
The hardest part of doing this quilt was sewing the individual triangles together. Now I would definitely consider myself to have a great attention to detail, and I am the type that can usually figure out a problem on my own. That being said I can’t tell you how many times I would sew the triangles on in the wrong direction! If you don’t sew them alternating up and down then they curve, kind of like a pizza which equals a lot of seam ripping and resewing.
Well, because I had had a few problems with my quilt, when I had finally finished it I felt so proud! My triangle quilt turned out exactly how I wanted it, and was totally worth my little struggles!
So after my experience, I said I wouldn’t be doing another quilt anytime soon, to spare me my mental humiliation. However I am now in the process of making two other quilts! Luckily they are both only going to be rectangles and squares but I am planning on doing a king sized one for Brian and my bed and I am going to be making the pattern. Anyway, stay tuned for those hopefully it doesn’t kill me, and we’ll just have to see how well they turn out!
Tips for beginners:
- Make sure you have a rotary cutter, and acrylic ruler.
- She says you can use scissors, but I can’t imagine how long that would take! So to save yourself a little stress, use a rotary cutter.
- Use Basting adhesive!
- My amazing aunt told me about this stuff and I am so glad she did! This is pretty much just a light spray glue to keep your basting in place while you sew. It was a little difficult getting my front and back on exactly how I wanted it. And without the basting adhesive they slip and slide, never staying in place, so I would suggest to go out and grab some ASAP!
- Have a friend help you!
- This could be your BFF, your mom, or I’m my case my hubby. It really doesn’t matter but It took quite a bit of time to cut out those triangles the two of us, I can’t imagine doing it by myself!
You can get Kate’s full tutorial on this DIY Triangle Quilt here.
Let me know if you try this bad boy, and of course don’t forget to pin it, comment and share!Cassie Jean
P.s. Sorry for my million pictures, They all just turned out so cute even when Jamie’s nursery isn’t even close to being finished!